Low Vision


Condition of having some level of usable vision but having a vision problem that can't be corrected and makes it difficult to perform everyday activities.


Low vision "can't be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery," according to the National Eye Institute.

The American Foundation for the Blind explains that not all eye care professionals agree that low vision is best defined by visual acuity (like the 20/70 measurement commonly used to define low vision), with some preferring a functional definition, categorized by whether the vision loss negatively impacts daily activities.